Tag: Ancient Rome
Written by Justin Biggi. The Dionysian frescoes housed in Pompeii’s Villa of the Mysteries have confused scholars since their discovery. Yet, work by artists involved in the Visual AIDS collective may offer one route to interpreting these Ancient frescoes.
Written by Alex Smith. The Praetorian Guard are often the primary focus of discussion surrounding the private protectors of emperors, but there was actually a more personal body of soldiers who guarded emperors. Here, Alex Smith takes a look at the Germanic guards who are often overshadowed.
Written by Hazel Atkinson. Saturnalia pre-dated today’s Christmas. In Ancient Rome, how was it celebrated? And, why was it necessary?